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Valentine's Day.
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StarWisher
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4 February 2011 - 12.38am

Text Me and Tweet Me are, apparently. Also new since last year: Top Chef (?!)

http://www.infoplease.com/spot.....arts1.html

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss

 

 

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MeanMrsMustard
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4 February 2011 - 12.40am

Well, the free candy actually exists. But the apples are given sincerely.

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

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mr. Sun king coming together
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4 February 2011 - 12.41am

I'm really confused by the forum tonight. Especially the I Want You thread

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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MeanMrsMustard
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4 February 2011 - 12.44am

I think it's fun. 😀

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

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skye
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4 February 2011 - 12.44am

The history of it seems a little fuzzy. It commemorates the death of one or many Christian saints, who refused to deny Christ and was/were beheaded for it. I thought at the least someone was shot in the heart with an arrow..? That would at explain the heart connection, which would lead to love, then romance, and then over-priced chocolate-flavored wax.

It's looks like Love and Valentine's Day were connected by Chaucer, "For this was on seynt Volantynys day Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make." (For this was Saint Valentine's Day, when every bird cometh there to choose his mate). Kind of sweet.

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!

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mr. Sun king coming together
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4 February 2011 - 12.45am

MeanMrs.Mustard said:

I think it's fun. 😀


I'm Not Complaining, merely observing.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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mr. Sun king coming together
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4 February 2011 - 12.46am

skye said:

The history of it seems a little fuzzy. It commemorates the death of one or many Christian saints, who refused to deny Christ and was/were beheaded for it. I thought at the least someone was shot in the heart with an arrow..? That would at explain the heart connection, which would lead to love, then romance, and then over-priced chocolate-flavored wax.

It's looks like Love and Valentine's Day were connected by Chaucer, "For this was on seynt Volantynys day Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make." (For this was Saint Valentine's Day, when every bird cometh there to choose his mate). Kind of sweet.


So basically it became consumer-based like Christmas?
Edit: I now have even posts than Skye. Spooky. This has been a strange day

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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skye
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4 February 2011 - 12.51am

Pretty much. Companies want steady cash flows.

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!

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skye
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4 February 2011 - 12.52am

It's good to have goals. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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mr. Sun king coming together
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4 February 2011 - 12.53am

And God Forbid someone should have to pay full price.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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skye
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4 February 2011 - 12.59am

a-hard-days-night-paul-6Huh? Wouldn't a company prefer customers who pay the full markup?

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!

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mr. Sun king coming together
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4 February 2011 - 1.02am

skye said:

a-hard-days-night-paul-6Huh? Wouldn't a company prefer customers who pay the full markup?


You would think That, but My experiences up here prove that sales are almost indefinitely extended pass the original end time

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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MotherNaturesDaughter
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4 February 2011 - 2.42am

I actually enjoy Valentine's day oddly enough. I'm not very sappy or anything like that (I normally laugh at the sapps and such. I also refuse to read Nicholas Sparks. I will die before I read a book by him.) I do enjoy the candy and how everyone is really nice on that one day. It's nice.

 

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"I am definitely a mad man with a box."- Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor of Doctor Who (Episode 1 Season 5: The Eleventh Hour)

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StarWisher
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4 February 2011 - 4.05am

In Korea, women give men gifts on Valentine's Day. It's repaid to them on White Day, March 14 (or so) and those who don't get jack are encouraged to celebrate by eating jajamyeon (noodles in black bean sauce) on Black day (April 14). <-- It's all about stimulating the economy there. They have some sort of "Day" to buy things every month.

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss

 

 

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mithveaen
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4 February 2011 - 4.14am

In my opinion is pretty much is a day to spend. The Valentine Days I have spent with a date, we do nothing, because the restaurants are crowded, and it's impossible to go somewhere quiet and have fun. I prefer to stay home and watch a movie, and my former George-wannabe pretty much agree with me. (and so far no one complains. I always say "Don't spend on Valentine, save it for my birthday")

 

Now it's a nice day to have fun with your friends. But it's wrong to idealize a day. I mean, you can have a special date, but I have seen many people feeling miserable because the day doesn't work out as they expected. That's what I hate it.

 

But it's also a good opportunity to say your friends how much you love them. I do that. I always give away heart shaped lollipops and I usually get candy or chocolate.

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

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Joe
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4 February 2011 - 10.37am

When I was a teenager I was sent a Valentine's card, done like a ransom note (letters cut out of a newspaper). It said something like "Just to say... You're fab" (not a Beatles reference).

I genuinely had no idea who it was from, though I was slightly disappointed it wasn't an actual ransom note - that would have been quite exciting. I asked my friend Kathryn if she knew who might have sent it, and she said she had no idea. We were friends who used to go nightclubbing together.

A few months later I found out it was from Kathryn. Must have been a bit embarrassing to be confronted with complete indifference, though I didn't mean to be rude.

Ellie and I have a pact: cards, no mushy stuff, otherwise just a normal day. We both hate the elaborate gestures some people feel obliged to make.

Please don't spoil my day; I'm miles away

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Nigel the good dog
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4 February 2011 - 3.15pm

skye said:

The history of it seems a little fuzzy. It commemorates the death of one or many Christian saints, who refused to deny Christ and was/were beheaded for it. I thought at the least someone was shot in the heart with an arrow..? That would at explain the heart connection, which would lead to love, then romance, and then over-priced chocolate-flavored wax.


I love how the history for Valentines day is so gruesome. I remember I told people this and they were really shocked. It was hilarious. a-hard-days-night-john-6

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GniknuS
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4 February 2011 - 6.15pm

Well there are a few upsides to Valentines Day...a-hard-days-night-george-10, but overall I'm not really a huge fan. Actually it kind of depresses me because I like to gauge whatever relationship I'm in against buying a gift. It's like, well I know I'm not going to marry this girl, so should I really spend a bunch of money on a gift? Maybe that makes me sound like an awful person, but that's how most guys are. This year I'm single, fortunately, but normally I'm not opposed to buying flowers or something like that. I do think that it's a bit ridiculous that we are told WHEN to buy flowers for someone that we care about, if we truly love someone it shouldn't be a chore to buy them something nice and it shouldn't have to come just once a year on this specific date. Just my thoughts.

I sat on a rug, biding my time, drinking her wine

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mr. Sun king coming together
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4 February 2011 - 8.09pm

GniknuS said:

If we truly love someone it shouldn't be a chore to buy them something nice and it shouldn't have to come just once a year on this specific date. Just my thoughts.

I can not disagree. Brilliance.


As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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Zig
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4 February 2011 - 8.12pm

Joe said:

Ellie and I have a pact: cards, no mushy stuff, otherwise just a normal day. We both hate the elaborate gestures some people feel obliged to make.


We have a similar pact in our household. No cards, no mushy stuff, just Chinese take-out washed down with the beverage of our choice and a good movie. 

In other words, Tuesday.two-virgins

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